Special Educational Needs
A Resource for Practitioners
- Michael Farrell - Independent Education Consultant
This book provides a route map for special education. Through examining related disciplines, which illuminate the field, it considers how special education can be better understood. The author views issues in special education within the wider disciplines of history, sociology, law, politics, ethics, economics, medicine and psychology. He looks at the national, local, and school frameworks in which special education operates, and shows how provision for pupils with special educational needs is influenced by structures, procedures and practices at national, local, and school levels.
- The ethics of preventing disability
- Llesson's history
- Identifying value in sociological perspectives
- Psychological and other Models of teaching
- Aspects of the National Framework
- Aspects of the Local Framework
- The School SEN Policy
- The Curriculum and School Organization
This book offers a good overview but I have used it as 'supplemental' on my course as it is now 11 years old and legislation and guidance has moved on... However, that said, it does illuminate a breadth of issues.
As the range of support needs grows within FE this is a useful and supportive resource.
A useful textbook for all those involved in main stream and special education.
This is a well written resource and would provide excellent reference point for learner undertaking the special educational needs optional units.